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Policy Studies Organization partners with Berkeley Electronic Press to publish its new journals

Berkeley, CA, November 6, 2008 — Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) is pleased to announce that it will partner with the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) to publish a new collection of PSO journals, and to provide additional online society services.

The new collection of peer-reviewed journals include:

These journals build on the success of established PSO titles, such as Policy Studies Journal, and represent the next step for PSO's journals publishing program.

Paul Rich, President of the Policy Studies Organization, said, "PSO chose bepress because we need dynamic 21st century publishing for our titles, and bepress knows where the internet is taking scholarship. Sustainable pricing and fair access, personal attention, a strong service orientation, and cutting edge thinking were all big pluses for us, as are their innovations for integrating journals in a larger continuum of publishing services. Our members couldn't be happier."

The new PSO journals with bepress are part of a broader initiative by the PSO and bepress to create an online showcase for the PSO and its member community.

"bepress is pleased to add the new PSO journals to our society publishing program," said Gordon Tibbitts, CEO of bepress. "We have a decade's worth of innovative scholarly communication tools and services that benefit societies and their members, and look forward to the opportunity to enhance scholarly work in policy studies."

The three new journals will launch with their first articles in the Spring of 2009.

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About the PSO

The Policy Studies Organization is a non governmental, non profit organization with the purpose to further research and dissemination of scholarship in policy. We are a related society of the American, Midwest, Southern and International Political Sciences Associations, as well as of the International Studies Association. PSO includes more than 3600 universities and institutions in its membership as well as individuals in more than 93 countries. From its headquarters in an historic house near Dupont Circle in Washington, once the home of the families of President James Garfield and the labor leader Samuel Gompers, the society organizes conferences, seminars, the publication of journals and books, and an increasing Internet presence.

For more information, visit www.ipsonet.org

About bepress

Founded by professors in 1999, bepress exists to serve academia. We deliver scholarly communications and publishing services for academic institutions, empowering their communities to showcase and share their works for maximum impact. Through our services bepress seeks to link communities of scholars, listen to their needs, and provide solutions to support emerging academic missions and goals.

Bepress is the provider of Digital Commons, the leading hosted institutional repository software platform. Digital Commons is a suite of tools and services that enables institutions to manage, display, and publish scholarship to the web in a beautiful, highly visible showcase. Digital Commons offers the features of a traditional IR as well as professional-grade publishing software, management tools, and individual faculty and researcher pages to promote and disseminate scholarship and serve academia.

With Digital Commons, universities can collect, preserve, and make visible all of their intellectual output, including pre-prints, working papers, journal articles, dissertations, master's theses, conference proceedings, presentations, creative works, and a wide variety of other content types.